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Paul Grieco - Associate Professor of Economics, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Public Policy in an Uncertain World: Analysis and Decisions

Author: Charles F. Manski

Book Description:

Chuck Manski is a pioneer in the area of partial identification and robustness, which explores how researchers' assumptions can impact the precision and accuracy of their analysis. In this book, written for a general audience, he explores how researchers' assumptions can drive policy analysis and affect public policy. He also illustrates ways that public policy analysis could account for uncertainty to produce more robust findings. I think the book is inspiring because it illustrates how good research methodology matters for informing real-world policies on a diverse array of social and economic topics such as education and unemployment insurance. 

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